ATI in SOCCSKSARGEN
KORONADAL CITY – With the government taking increasing interest in Halal Free Range Chicken Production as a healthier alternative among other production means, ATI Region XII facilitated a 5-day Training of Trainers on Free Range Chicken Enterprise that targets to educate AEWs who are in turn, expected to further disseminate the same information to farmers.
WAO, LANAO DEL SUR – Harmonizing with the advances of Agricultural Credit Policy Program (ACPC) and Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) platforms, ATI-XII has responded to the call for a necessitated Financial Literacy Training (FLT) to further educate farmers of a suitable financial management system and inform them of probable government interventions that would be of great help to the marketi
LAKE SEBU, SOUTH COTABATO – As several landowners and farmers in the municipality of Lake Sebu have shifted to rubber farming and production not long ago due to its huge market potentials, the same need for proper training was deemed necessary to boost income.
TULUNAN, North Cotabato. Here in the Philippines, where the population growth is more than 105million, the demand for poultry meat (dressed chicken) and table eggs as complimentary staple food remains high.
REGION XII - Three batches of Technical Briefing on Mushroom were separately conducted to farmers in selected municipalities in Region 12 including Columbio, Sultan Kudarat and Tantangan, South Cotabato.
TANTANGAN, SOUTH COTABATO. Another concerted undertaking to boost mushroom industry in SOCCSKSARGEN was carried out by ATI-RTC XII, DA-RFO XII and LGU of Tantangan, South Cotabato.
MAASIM, Sarangani - Sustainability is a goal many wants to achieve in life, especially in agricultural production endeavors. Since 2018 the National Livestock Program (NLP) of the Department of Agriculture has been conducting advocacy seminars for the small scale and backyard poultry producers.
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato – Generally, going for sustainability has always been the aim of any organic agriculture practitioner. To market organic products and make it a more profitable venture, one farm should undergo a third party certification to be able to use “Organic” term for their products.
COLUMBIO, Sultan Kudarat - ATI-RTC XII in coordination with DA-RFO XII and LGU of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat conducted two batches of free Technical Briefings on Mushroom Production last April 23 and 24, 2019 at the Municipal Gymnasium of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat. The briefings were attended by 105 local mushroom enthusiasts like agricultural extension workers, farmers, teachers and students.
ANTIPAS, North Cotabato- According to Climate Monitoring and Prediction of PAG-ASA, North Cotabato was observed to have experienced already the above-normal level of rainfall. This is one of the tangible evidences how unpredictable the climate is and how alarming it would be for the populace, most especially to the farmers, to deal with the unpredictable weather patterns in the area lately.
MAKILALA, Cotabato - It was a grand day for the selected elderlies as they were treated with good food and gifts during the closing of the Training cum Outreach Program for the Senior Citizens on April 17, 2019 in the OND Genesis Farm in Saguing, Makilala, North Cotabato.
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato- It was just a dream for an 80-year old farmer, Ms Socorro Garduque, for her farm to be accredited as a Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA). Now, it has come into reality.
“Matagal ko talaga itong pinangarap”, she said with teary eyes. “No one can really replace the beauty of farming”, she added.
Koronadal City- The Agricultural Training Institute XII led by Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an conducteKoronadal City- The Agricultural Training Institute XII led by Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an conducted a module writeshop for the up-coming Trainer’s Training on Halal Goat Production on February 18-22, 2019 at Villa Amor Hotel, Koronadal City.
DAVAO DEL SUR - To develop a terminal report for the Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project Terminal Report, project partners and implementers convene on Wednesday, April 11, 2019 at Villa Amparo Resort, Samal Island, Davao Del Sur.
Diliman, Quezon City- A total of 21 young farmers from different regions in the country have recently finished and completed the Pre-Departure Orientation Course (PDOC) as a requirement for the Young Farmer Leaders Training Program in Japan Program.
BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat- Joining the consortium of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) in Region XII is the newly launched Feta Farm. Situated at Barangay South Sepaka, this farm has a total land area of 10 hectares. Six hectares are intended for poultry-raising with the integration of other crops and animals. While the other four hectares are for the rice and corn production.
KABUNTALAN, Maguindanao - A total of 120 farmers from the Municipality of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao has received farm inputs as part of the support from JICA-LIFT UP. The farmers from the selected four barangays of this municipality underwent a 4-month training on Climate Smart Farmer’s Field School (CSFFS) which was focused on rice production.
TUPI, South Cotabato - The ATI-RTC XII headed by Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an led the launching of the newest learning site for agriculture (LSA) in Region XII. Started as a private educational institution, the B.E.S.T. College of Polomolok, Inc.- Tupi Campus has just received an accreditation from ATI-RTC XII as LSA.
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato – In most farms, livestock is always present, and its wastes are not far behind. Farm animal wastes are commonly used as a substrate for vermicompost bedding and generally used in organic farming.
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - The Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of various Local Government Unit (LGUs) in Lanao del Sur has a handful of extension workers serving their clients and it is way more than they can handle. With the ratio between technicians to farmers continue to widen, an external and local technician is the only possible option they have.
Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.